Know the Cast: ‘The Colony’

The Colony Movie Cast - Every Performer and Character in Tides

The Colony cast features Nora Arnezeder, Iain Glen and Sarah-Sofie Boussnina. This info article contains minor spoilers for Tim Fehlbaum’s 2021 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Set in a futuristic world, The Colony follows an astronaut from Kepler-209 during a recon mission to Earth. Louise Blake hopes to discover reproductive technology while researching her father’s disappearance. The protagonist receives good news but also learns that she’s been deceived by a powerful man named Gibson. Here’s every main performer and character in The Colony, otherwise known as Tides.

The Colony Cast: Nora Arnezeder as Louise Blake

The Colony Cast - Nora Arnezeder as Louise Blake

Character Profile: An astronaut from a space colony called Kepler-209. She lives by the motto “For the Many” upon arriving on Earth for the first time. Louise makes a life-changing discovery after trying to help a mother locate her daughter.

Arnezeder’s Resume: Douce in Paris 36 (2008), Ana Moreau in Safe House (2012), Celia in The Words (2012), Ana Maria in Mozart in the Jungle (2014-18), Lilly in Army of the Dead (2021)

The Colony Cast: Iain Glen as Gibson

The Colony Cast - Iain Glen as Gibson

Character Profile: The leader of an Earth colony. He informs Louise about her father’s failed rebellion. Gibson hides a big secret about his past.

Glen’s Resume: Richard Coeur de Lion in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Sir Richard Carlisle in Downton Abbey (2011), Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones (2011-19), James Willett in Eye of the Sky (2015), Bruce Wayne in Titans (2019-21)

The Colony Cast: Sarah-Sofie Boussnina as Narvik

The Colony Cast - Sarah-Sofie Boussnina as Narvik

Character Profile: A single mother on Earth. She warns Louise about potential dangers. Narvik hopes to find her missing daughter, Maila.

Boussnina’s Resume: Karina in In absentia (2013), Kimmie som ung in Department Q: The Absent One (2014), Jeanette in The Bridge (2015), Martha in Mary Magdalene (2018), Esther in The Birdcatcher (2019)

The Colony Cast: Sebastian Roché as Father

The Colony Cast - Sebastian Roché as Father

Character Profile: Louise’s father. In the past, he left Kepler-209 for a research mission on Earth. Blake’s father reveals crucial information about Gibson.

Roché’s Resume: Mikael in The Originals (2013-18), Yuri Landau in A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Reichsminister Martin Heusmann in The Man in the High Castle (2016-18), Cardinal Michel Marivaux in The Young Pope (2016), Sheriff Wagy in Big Sky (2021)

The Colony Cast: Joel Basman as Paling

The Colony Cast - Joel Basman as Paling

Character Profile: Gibson’s head of security. He pats down Blake when she arrives. Paling helps protect a secret about his boss’ background.

Basman’s Resume: Razor in Hanna (2011), German Soldier at Ghent in The Monuments Men (2014), Maturette in Papillon (2017), Military Trainee in A Hidden Life (2019), Harry Jandorf in KaDeWe (2021)


The Colony cast also includes Sope Dirisu (His House, Gangs of London), Kotti Yun (Tom Atkins Blues, Weak Heart Drop), Bella Bading (It’s Just a Phase, Honeybunny, Jenseits der Spree), Cloé Heinrich (Lotta, The Defeated) and Eden Gough (Apple Tree House, The Princess Switch 3).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.